Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has been doing a project in algebra class with catapults and marshmallows with a friend. He had to fire the catapult three times and measure the time and distance of the shot, then write a quadratic equation based on the info his teacher gave him, and then graph the equation. So he did all the calculations for his data and came up with what he thought were reasonable results, and I agree. He was really into it and we had a good time doing the work."
"Today the student was working on square and cube roots. The problems that his teacher started him off with were very hard! She jumped right into numbers that aren't perfect squares or cubes, so there are numbers left over under the radical sign. However, the student caught on to the concept of square roots really quickly, and by the end of the session, he was finding groups of like factors and pulling them out like a champion."
"The student has an exam tomorrow. Topics covered for her exam were: performing function operations and composition, and using rational exponents. We also briefly covered domains as well. By the end of the session she felt more comfortable with the material and was able to answer questions correctly."
"This was the first session with this student. Apparently, somewhere between his move from his previous school and his current school, he missed pre-algebra. He had a homework assignment for class due on Monday. He needed to be reminded of the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers. We worked through a few order of operations problems. He gained confidence and speed throughout the session. By the last problem, he was able to solve the problem independently and tell me how to solve it. I left him some order of operations problems for homework."
"The student has such a great attitude and seems to understand the material; she is just getting a little lost in some of the more complex problems. We worked on breaking problems into smaller, more manageable pieces."
"The student and I worked through the online book. She did her homework assignment that focused on congruent v similar shapes. We also did a little bit on her history study guide."